Explosives seized in West Bengal town

April 13th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin  


Kolkata, April 13(IANS) Explosives were Sunday seized in West Bengal’s Siliguri town. Inspector General of Police (North Bengal) R.J.S. Nawla told IANS: “We have recovered 10 improvised explosive devices (IED), six timers and a detonator from a house at Gurung Basti in Pradhannagar.”

Nawla said the police got information about the explosives while interrogating Dipen Rai, who had been arrested earlier following a bomb blast.

“Three or four women were residing in the house where the seizures were made. But when we raided the house, they had fled,” he said.

A powerful explosion ripped through a house in Champasari area in Siliguri April 3 killing two people and seriously injuring Dipen Rai.

The police said the victims were linked to the Communist Party of Nepal-Youth League and they were planning massive explosions along the Nepal-Bhutan border as well as in the Siliguri-Doors area of north Bengal.

Siliguri, a bustling town in Darjeeling district, is about 600 km from here.

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